Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost                   Aug. 27, 2017                                                                                        

SERVICE:  (Sun.)   8:30 AM – Contemporary Worship

10:00 AM – Traditional Worship, w/comm.

Divine Svc. I, page 151

HYMNS: (Late. Svc.) #663 + #770 + #814 + Comm. Hymn #549

LESSONS: Genesis 18:22-33 + 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 + Luke 18:1-8


(Sun.)   Ushers:  8:30 a.m.: Lorna Kaspala, Greg Blust,

Wayne Volk, volunteer

10:00 a.m.:  Ken Clark, Sam Coates,

Jerry Smith, Peter Pietila

Elders:  Warren Weingarten (Early)

Dale Dewald, Gary Worrall (Late)

Acolytes:  Jaycie Stukel (Early)

Tobias Sommerville, Zachary Sommerville (Late)

Lay Reader: Gene Kuiper

Greeters: Wayne Volk, Pauline Kokkonen(Early)

Roger & Janet Turpening, Elsa Strayer(Late)

Office Information:

Open Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm



Pastor: Aaron Gehrke;

Director of Youth & Campus Ministry: Marcus Huff:

Office Manager: Judy Fenske;

Facilities Manager: Don Kuiper;

Business manager: Jason Auel;

Volunteer Ministry Staff:

Worship Support: Lou Ann Vitton;

Group Life: Rob & Anne Cooke;

Community: Kerri Mayra;

Children’s Ministry: Abby Gehrke;

TO ALL VISITORS ATTENDING WORSHIP THIS MORNING:  We are thankful that you are worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus with us.  Part of worshiping our Lord is bringing our financial gifts in the form of offerings to support the ministry of Christ’s church.  As our guest today, please do not feel obligated to give an offering.  We are just thankful that you are here and hope you will continue to worship with us. Want to give your offerings online? Go to or text “copperluth” to 77977 from your smartphone to get started.

 HOLY COMMUNION: In preparation to receive the Lord’s Supper, please ask yourself these questions: Have I confessed and repented of my sins? Do I believe that in this Sacrament I am receiving the actual body and blood of Christ, under the bread and wine, into my mouth, for the forgiveness of my sins? Do I share the confession and wish to participate in the unity of this congregation? Will I, with the Lord’s help, amend my sinful life? If you answer, “yes” to all of these questions, please join us for this blessed gift from God for our forgiveness.

If you need a gluten free wafer, please ask the pastor when you are kneeling at the rail.

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Church Communications Updates

We have some new communications methods that we want to make sure you are receiving, if you desire.

  • Wednesday Morning Weekly Update Email includes:
    1. Sermon preview from Pastor Aaron
    2. Blog posts about ministry items
    3. Bulletin announcements from the preview week

If you’re not receiving this, please email to be added to the list. Or, check your spam folder in your email.

*NEW Church App for mobile phones and tablets (Apple, Android, Windows, Amazon)

  1. Go to the app store on your device and search for “Saints Peter and Paul” and you’ll see it.
  2. With this app you can:
    1. Watch archived sermons from Sunday mornings
    2. Stream or download audio recordings of Sunday morning sermons
  • Read articles and blog posts from Pastor and Ministry Staff
  1. See a list of currently active groups and get connected with group leaders
  2. Register for events
  3. Read the Bible
  • Give online

And more…

Fall Church-wide Bible Study and Small Groups: Our fall Rally Day and Ministry kickoff is coming up on September 10th.  We will again be having a church-wide small group Bible Study that goes with the sermon series.  For those of you in existing small groups, please contact your group leader for more information and to coordinate what night during the week you want to meet (if you aren’t already meeting!).  For those who have not participated in this before, we would like to encourage and invite you to be part of a group.  Groups commit to meeting once a week for the 4 weeks after Rally Day and, in some cases, continue on after.  If you would like to participate in a group, please either a) Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex, b) fill out the interest form in CCB: , or c) talk to the Director of Groups, Rob and Anne Cooke – or  Please sign up/register by September 3rd (sooner is better) so we can coordinate any new groups we need to form)”

DORCAS SOCIETY/LWML – Our first meeting for the new year is Tuesday, 9-19-17, at 6:30 p.m.  It will be a planning meeting for programs, Bible Studies, monthly hostess signups.  A dessert will be provided.  We invite all the ladies of our congregation to come to our meetings, which are the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  We welcome ‘new blood’ in our group.
The 71st Annual Holiday Bazaar, Bake Sale, & Tea is scheduled for Saturday, 11-18-17, noon-3:00 p.m.  This early notice allows time to mark your calendars.  Donations of baked goods, crafts, goodies for the tea table, and items for the White Elephant table are welcomed, along with anyone who would like to work at it with us.  Funds raised go toward various mission projects.
The month of October has been designated for SS Peter & Paul to raise funds for the local Life Outreach Center in Houghton with the handing out of empty baby bottles, which may be returned, filled with cash and coins.  This is in lieu of the past similar event, with the money going only to the Life Outreach Center.  They do so much work in the area for “life.”  Executive Director of the Center is our church member Jennifer DePuydt-Saari.

Request for Items:  We are once again gathering items for the welcome bags for incoming freshmen at MTU and Finlandia University.  Some items in the past have been individual packages of chips, granola bars, microwave popcorn, candy bars, individual containers of juice, gum, etc.  If you can donate, please put your items in the box in the narthex.  We will be collecting through Sunday, September 3.  The bags will be put together after the late service on September 3.  Thank you for your help in this part of our congregation’s outreach.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 12th at 10:30 a.m. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  The topic is “Angels, Standing Guard”.  All women are invited to attend.


Sunday             8:30 AM                     Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM                    Traditional Svc., w/comm.

Next Sunday    8:30 AM                    Contemporary Svc., w/comm.

10:00 AM                      Traditional Svc.

“Lutheran Hour” Radio Ministry, Sunday 8:30 AM, WHKB 102.3FM


Sun. 8/20 – (8:30) 102 + (10:00) 117 + 219


Offerings Received to Date: $278,231.49

Weekly Operating Budget Need: $8,807 – Offerings Last Week:  $7,992.81